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By Anonym 13 Sep

Huey Newton

Black men and women who refuse to live under oppression are dangerous to white society because they become symbols of hope to their brothers and sisters, inspiring them to follow their example.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Huey Newton

Just before I left [Cuba], I was about to transfer to the university. I had decided I had had enough experience in work in the manual areas. But then I got word from the United States that I could return...that my party had gathered enough information about the false charges that were against me for me to return to the United States.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

The United States is already antique.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

Those in the community who defy authority and 'break the law' seem to enjoy the good life and have everything in the way of material possessions. On the other hand, people who work hard and struggle and suffer much are the victims of greed and indifference, losers. This insane reversal of values presses heavily on the Black community. The causes originate from outside and are imposed by a system that ruthlessly seeks its own rewards, no matter what the cost in wrecked human lives.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

The task is to transform society; only the people can do that - not heroes, not celebrities, not stars.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Huey Newton

My fear was not of death itself, but a death without meaning.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

To die for the racists is lighter than a feather, but to die for the people is heavier than any mountain and deeper than any sea.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

The revolution has always been in the hands of the young. The young always inherit the revolution.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Huey Newton

Black Power is giving power to people who have not had power to determine their destiny.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

There will be no prison which can hold our movement down.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Huey Newton

Any unarmed people are slaves, or are subject to slavery at any given moment. If the guns are taken out of the hands of the people and only the pigs have guns, then it's off to the concentration camps, the gas chambers, or whatever the fascists in America come up with. One of the democratic rights of the United States, the Second Amendment to the Constitution, gives the people the right to bear arms. However, there is a greater right; the right of human dignity that gives all men the right to defend themselves.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

The neighbors were more than neighbors [on Cuba]. They were like part of the family.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Huey Newton

I am very happy here [on Cuba], but I feel I have work to do in the United States. It's where I can identify with the total world struggle for socialism. But I think as a North American, as a Black North American, I have certain understandings - certain contributions - to make that are unique to the North Amerian experience.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Huey Newton

Cuba was neo-colony of the United States and still suffers a blockade. So, therefore, the consumer goods and so forth, we don't have here, especially when you leave the city areas it's a spartan life. But what is impressive about it is what is coming about. It's the future that all these socialists look forward to.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Huey Newton

I had a lot of time and the first year I was in prison, I tried to get the party to stop the shooting, to stop the talk about the gun thing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Huey Newton

My fear was not of death itself, but a death without meaning. I wanted my death to be something the people could relate to, a basis for further mobilization of the community.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

The nature of a panther is that he never attacks. But if anyone attacks or backs into a corner, the panther comes up to wipe that aggressor or that attacker out.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

What I'm really trying to say is that I believed an armed insurrection could work. After I was shot and went to prison, that ended that illusion. I had time to think.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

The reactionary suicide is ‘wise,’ and the revolutionary suicide is a ‘fool,’ a fool for the revolution in the way Paul meant when he spoke of being a ‘fool for Christ,’ That foolishness can move mountains of oppression; it is our great leap and our commitment to the dead and the unborn.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

Youths are passed through schools that don’t teach, then forced to search for jobs that don’t exist and finally left stranded in the street to stare at the glamorous lives advertised around them.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

The imperialistic or capitalistic system occupies areas. It occupies Vietnam now. They occupy them by sending soldiers there, by sending policeman there. The policemen or soldiers are only a gun in the establishments hand. They make the racist secure in his racism. The gun in the establishment's hand makes the establishment secure in its exploitation.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Huey Newton

Let us go on outdoing ourselves; a revolutionary man always transcends himself or otherwise he is not a revolutionary man, so we always do what we ask of ourselves or more than what we know we can do.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

We have to realize our black heritage in order to give us strength to move on and progress. But as far as returning to the old African culture, it's unnecessary and it's not advantageous in many respects. We believe that culture itself will not liberate us. We're going to need some stronger stuff.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Huey Newton

I knew how to influence the people, but it's really just one vote. But the party is being handled in a very good way .

By Anonym 13 Sep

Huey Newton

But before we die, how shall we live? I say with hope and dignity; and if premature death is the result, that death has a meaning reactionary suicide can never have. It is the price of self-respect.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

We felt that the police needed a label, a label other than that fear image that they carried in the community. So we used the pig as the rather low-lifed animal in order to identify the police. And it worked.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Huey Newton

I think the time is right for organizing and to give Blacks more political - the progressive Blacks, you have to make a distinction - participation, more Blacks in more authoritative positions, in more electoral political positions. But we want the right ones.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Huey Newton

I worked in the mechanical factories repairing cement trucks. The Cuban government wanted me to work in the university as a teacher in literature, but I declined because I wanted a more sense of the countryside.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Huey Newton

I wanted to leave high school in 1958 and join the Cuban revolution. So the only reason I did not come to join [Fidel] Castro was because my mother would not let me. I was only 16.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

The United States can hide behind a facade simply because it is sucking the blood of other people...The Third World people: Africa, Asia and Latin America.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Huey Newton

Any unarmed people are slaves, or are subject to slavery at any given moment.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

We were trying to increase the conflict that was already happening... we felt that we would take the conflict to so high a level that some change had to come.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Huey Newton

I don't like to just talk of Africa, and south of the Sahara in general. No, I'll talk about the Third World in general. I'll like to say this - we in the United States would never believe that another form of goverment - I don't care even if it's against the racism, etc. - it is hard to get the masses of people to believe or accept that a socialist government will relieve them of most of the problems.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Huey Newton

I think it's wrong for North America in particular, the West in general to make a comparison between the economic situation in Cuba and the extraordinarily developed industrial complex of North America.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Huey Newton

Revolutionary suicide does not mean that I and my comrades have a death wish; it means just the opposite.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Huey Newton

I do not think that life will change for the better without an assault on the Establishment, which goes on exploiting the wretched of the earth.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

We [Panthers] have not said much about the homosexual at all, but we must relate to the homosexual movement because it is a real thing. And I know through reading, and through my life experience and observations that homosexuals are not given freedom and liberty by anyone in the society. They might be the most oppresed people in the society.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

You can only die once, so do not die a thousand times worrying about it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Huey Newton

I think generally speaking, both people are trying to be free from the abuses of the white racist North American authorities. I think that's the one common denominator. The Cubans found a way to liberate themselves and we haven't found the way yet. So that's the difference.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Huey Newton

I'm not ruling. I never ruled. I have one vote and I'm the leader of the party. I've always had a vote on the central committee. I always had more influence than that one vote. I'll admit that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Huey Newton

IQ tests are routinely used as weapons against Black people in particular and minority groups and poor people generally. The tests are based on white middle-class standards, and when we score low on them, the results are used to justify the prejudice that we are inferior and unintelligent. Since we are taught to believe that the tests are infallible, they have become a self-fulfilling prophecy that cuts off our initiative and brainwashes us.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Huey Newton

I don't want people to think he [Eldridge Cleaver] is so important - our party is important because our party works for the people and no individual is important in our party, including myself.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

The walls, the bars, the guns and the guards can never encircle or hold down the idea of the people.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Huey Newton

I always said this and the people think it's a cute answer, but I say we have always been in the system and that's why we fight because we don't like the system. We are trying to transform it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Huey Newton

I would like to say that racial attitude and prejudice are probably here...It is very difficult to act this out - discrimination - discrimination is an act. After you have the prejudices, the disciminations come out, if there is an institution for it but the Cubans have attempted to create institutions free of discrimination.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

The policemen or soldiers are only a gun in the establishments hand. They make the racist secure in his racism.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

When I was in the penitentiary after being accused of killing a policeman, I was more in the system in the penitentiary than ever.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Huey Newton

Youths are passed through schools that don’t teach. Then forced to search for jobs that don’t exist and finally left stranded to stare at the glamorous lives advertised around them.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Huey Newton

Sometimes if you want to get rid of the gun, you have to pick the gun up.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Huey Newton

The racist dog policemen must withdraw immediately from our communities, cease their wanton murder and brutality and torture of black people, or face the wrath of the armed people.